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Mar 4, 2014 12:00am PST
in europe? >> oh, he has incredible leverage, as you know, particularly the energy situation. thank god, the weather is going to get warmer soon. he has those levers. he has an overwhelming military capability. there are many, many things, but particularly energy. but, you know, this has been bad for the russian economy. the value of their currency has fallen, the stock market is down. there is a negative reaction to this, too, that may effect putin's economy. and could i mention one other aspect of this is putin also sees -- here's this beautiful and large and magnificent country called ukraine. suppose ukraine, finally, after failing in 2004, gets it right, democracy, gets rid of corruption, economy is improving, and it's right there on the border of russia. so i think it makes him very nervous, if there were a success in ukraine in bringing about a free and open society and economic success, which is not the case in russia, as you know, which is propped up by energy. >> charlie: should we revisit the question of georgia and nato? >> yes. i really believe that we should sponsor th
PBS
Mar 5, 2014 12:00pm PST
economic leverage over ukraine because of the supply of energy. he has some influence in western europe, which still gets 25% of their energy from russia. so i think he's sitting there thinking that, in fact, he probably holds the better hand here for whatever negotiation is to come. >> charlie: do you believe he holds the better hand? >> frankly, based on what i'm hearing out of western europe and the reluctance of the europeans to embrace tough sanctions, i think, at least right now, i think he does. >> charlie: so if the europeans are not willing to go forward with tough sanctions, we're in a bad place. >> i think we are. >> charlie: you also have suggested some of your fellow republicans should tone down their rhetoric. >> well, this is a serious crisis that the west is facing, and, you know, when i -- i spent most of my life in the government at a time when, during immediate crises, people came together and were supportive of the president basically with the old line that politics stopped at the water's edge. i think people, right now while the president is trying to get the allies
Bloomberg
Mar 5, 2014 8:00pm EST
25% of their energy from russia. he is sitting there thinking that he probably holds the better hand here. >> do you believe he will do better hand? on what i amased hearing other western europe, and the reluctance of the europeans to embrace tough sanctions, i think right now he does. >> is the europeans are not willing to go forward with sanctions, are we in a bad taste? >> i think we are. >> you've also suggested that some of your fellow republicans should tone down their rhetoric. >> this is a serious crisis that the west is facing. my life in the government at a time when immediate crises, people came together and they were supportive of the president. there was the old line that politics stopped at the water's edge. now, whileple right the president is trying to get the allies on board these apples vladimir putin. with vladimir putin, having people call him weak or criticizing him is not helpful. we need to help achieve the objectives that the united states needs to achieve in this situation that we face. >> is some means could be developed to bring the allies on u.k., aermany,
PBS
Mar 6, 2014 12:00am PST
with money and oil prices, energy prices. >> absolutely. he then saw a great strategic opportunity, not just to arrest ukraine going into europe for russia. and i would think for most russians. ukraine in europe goes against the history and who they are. so it would be a preference of any government to keep ukraine from throwing in its future with the west. >> bruce: so then they overthrew yanukovych and he fled to russia. >> then in the previous weeks i think putin undoubtedly interprets the demonstrations that took place in kiev which started when yanukovych was moving as instigated by the west and supported by the west. >> rose: no doubt he believes that. >> i have no question he believes that. >> rose: that somehow we were behind the west and europe, u.s. and europe. >> i have no question he believes that. and i think he probably believes that having the high point in connection with the olympics was a deliberate attempt to humiliate him. >> rose: after the success of the olympics? >> the olympic paralyzed him. he couldn't participate in the crises. so he probably overreacted.
Bloomberg
Feb 25, 2014 10:00pm EST
oligarchs. they can cut off the energy to ukraine. if putin does not want to use leverage to support secession is him, he can use financial levers over the medium-term to make ukraine the losers. >> what is the possibility of civil war? >> i think it is low in the near term. today, the most interesting news to me has come out of crimea where the russians have a base and naval infantry division. there were riots -- demonstrations that looked a little like riots. they were not violent. they forced the town council there to get rid of their mayor and except a russian citizen as their mayor. they also flew some russian flags. that shows their disposition. the crimean people, the majority of them have no interest in being a part of ukraine. if the russians want to stir up trouble, that's where they can do it. in the near-term, i don't think the russians will push that. russia makes a lot of money out of transiting energy through ukraine and if they cannot do that, that undermines the russians. i think putin might accept the tactical loss but he will use his power to absolutely pus
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 12:00am PST
energies into a non-violent controllable channel. that's how they were treated. that's not the case anymore. now they are outlawed. gunned down in the streets. tens of thousands of them have been jailed. and so that peaceful non-violent channel has been eliminated. >> rose: i assume radicalizing the moderates among them. >> that's a good question. i think it's too soon to tell. the actual members, the dues paying members who attend meetings and have really dug deeply in the ideology they're not likely to take autopsy arms. that's a small number of the people who voted for president morsi. when you're talking about radicalizing, i think you're talking about younger people who might have been attracted to the muslim brotherhood but maybe not become fully involved and who might now be attracted instead to these newer and more militant groups, which is really carrying the flag of militant insurgency in egypt right now. >> rose: what's their objective. >> they grew up, they were formed in the sinai initially with the aim of making trouble for israel. and since the takeover, they sort of
Bloomberg
Feb 27, 2014 10:00pm EST
tries to do to keep ukraine's low oil tea through money. >> cheap gas, cheap energy. >> even though they were having nice dances with the european union. >> that drama is far from over. this very morning, russia decided, not by coincidence, to have some military exercises not far from the border of ukraine. >> saying, we are here. >> take note. we may be back in two or three weeks, god forbid. i could be wrong. i find it very hard to believe that russia would send troops into ukraine. toward what end would it be? i just don't know? russia is asserting itself on the world stage in sochi and putin is a master of his own almost cartoonish self-confidence, they have a lot of problems. >> does it work in terms of the russian psyche in the appeal of putin? >> i think we should not forget that the majority of the people i know in intellectual moscow and st. petersburg, good liberals, younger people entering the middle class, yes, they are long since tired of putin. they want to see development of independent judiciary a real legislature, the rule of law, free press, all of these things. ri
PBS
Feb 27, 2014 12:00pm PST
keep ukraine'ukraine's loyalty throu. through cheap gas, cheap energy. >> rose: even though having nice little dances with its european union. >> right. and that drama is far from over. this very morning, russia decided, not by coincidence, to have some military exercises not far from the border of ukraine. >> rose: saying, "we're here." >> "we are here. take note. take note." we may be back here in two weeks or three weeks or something-- god forbid-- and i could be wrong, but i find it very hard to believe that russia would send troops into ukraine. toward what end would it be? i just coapt know. >> rose: first of all, it would bog him down. >> who are you fighting? what you fighting for. >> rose: exactly, and what do you get from it? >> and what do you get from it? russia, even while it's asserting itself on the world stage in sochi, and putin say master of his own almost-cartoonish self-confidence abe, that he was got a lot of problems. >> rose: doesn't it work in terms of russian psyche and the appeal of putin? >> i think we should not forget that the majority of the people i k
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 8:00pm EST
-- levers,hose particularly energy. this has been about for the russian economy. the currency has fallen. the stock market is down. there was a reaction to this that may affect putin's economy. but i mention one other thing? is this beautiful and large country called ukraine. suppose ukraine finally after failing in 2004 get it right -- democracy, gets rid of corruption, the economy is improving, and it is there of the border for russia. i think it makes him nervous if there were a success in ukraine in bringing about a free and open society and economic success, which is not the case in russia. if the sanctions fail? what do you do it the pressure with his he continues own ambitious ideas of expanding within his own borders and spears of influence? >> go back to georgia in nato. if you tried something like that ay with one area that has significant russian popularity -- population, he would be attacking nato. that would be an entirely different set of circumstances. i have no illusions that in the short term, we will be able to ambitions.tin's in the long term, we can curb those ambitio
Bloomberg
Feb 26, 2014 8:00pm EST
in check anyone nominally illegal. valve.came a safety they were a way to direct islamist energies into a nonviolent channel. that is not the case anymore. now they are outlawed and they have been gunned down in the streets in large numbers, or than 1000. tens of thousands of them have been jailed. channels on nonviolent has been eliminated. >> and i assume it has been radicalizing the moderates among them. thehe actual members, dues-paying members who attend invested in the brotherhood ideology, i do not think they are likely to take up arms. that is a relatively small number of people who voted for president morsi. when you're talking about radicalizing, you are talking about younger people who might have been attracted to the muslim brotherhood, but did not become fully involved. now they may be attracted to these newer, more militant groups. there is a new group carrying the fight militant insurgency egypt right now. up and they were formed in the sinai initially with the aim of making trouble for israel. since the takeover, a have done on an about-face. squarely in themselves
Bloomberg
Feb 28, 2014 10:00pm EST
the right reason, which is creatively, it is good. if i say, i am going to be around energy that falls into the life too short category, you do not say yes. i did not see this as the life too short category. i saw this as a way to get over a lot of fears that i had, and i did. and it was the sweetest, sweetest time i have had in a long time. i will never have this experience again. i know that. nor am i looking for it. but i want to fight for something that is different and challenging, and asks the most of me. and i thought i did that before, but i realized i never took this to this degree. it taught me a lot about myself i did not know existed. the person who went into this was not the person who came out the other end. >> films are defined by the vision of a director. the next four nominees offer unique perspective on life. david o. russell's "american hustle" is of con artists involved with political corruption. it has received 10 nominations. alexander payne's film is a triumph of life and the importance of relationships. martin scorsese returns with his black comedy, "the wolf of
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 12:00pm PST
right reasons which is creatively, that's good. if i say i'm going to be around energy that's not, that's going to make life seem fall into the life too short category, then you don't say yes. i didn't see this as a life too short category. i saw this as hopefully a way to get over a lot of fears that i had. and i did. and it was, you know, the sweetest time i've had in a very long time. i'll never have this experience again. i'll never have all these elements come together again. i know that and nor am i looking for it. but i want to fight for something that is different and challenging and ask the most of me. i thought i did that before but i realize never to this degree but doing it to this degree taught me a lot about myself that i had no idea existed. the person i went into this was not the person that came out the other end at all. >> rose: films are defined by the vision of a director. the next four nominees offer unique perspective on life. david o. russell's american hustle is a sweeping tale of two small town conartists. they're forced to help the f.b.i. and get entangle
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